After a string of rumors linked the Rockies’ center fielder to a string of other teams this offseason, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted on Thursday night that Fowler’s asking price is “sky high” and he’s likely to stay in Colorado. CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler said that the Rockies were asking for two top prospects in return for the speedy center fielder, something the Braves “balked” at.
Fowler had been mentioned as a possibility for the Braves, Rays and Phillies, according to the Denver Post. Fowler impressed in 2012, putting together a .300, 13 homer and 53 RBI season in his breakout year, which helped attract the interest of other teams.
But it looks like the 26-year-old Fowler is going nowhere – at least for now.
Rockies to tender five contracts
According to Troy Renck at the Post, the Rockies will also tender five contracts on Friday to Fowler, pitchers Josh Outman, Jhoulys Chacin, infielder Jonathan Herrera and outfielder Tyler Colvin.
The Rockies will then jet off to next week’s winter meetings in Nashville, where they could be wheeling and dealing as they look for the starting pitcher that they crave.